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Recap: Nationals 2, Giants 1
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: AT&T Park
Date: May 22, 2013 3:45 PM EDT
  

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner is back on track. After a couple of rough starts in May, he pitched another gem.

Bumgarner made one mistake Wednesday, leaving a ball up to Bryce Harper.

Harper's leadoff home run in the sixth was the only blemish for Bumgarner, who gave up four hits in seven innings.

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Harper doubled in the 10th and scored on Ian Desmond's single to give the Washington Nationals a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants and avoid a three-game series sweep.

Bumgarner's first four outs were by strikeouts, as were five of the first eight. He did not strike out a batter after the third inning.

Bumgarner bounced back from allowing a career-high nine runs - seven earned - in a season-low 4 2-3 innings last Friday at Colorado.

``We know what everybody can do,' Bumgarner said. ``We're going to have some struggles here and there. I don't think anybody is too worried about it.'

Ryan Zimmerman was walked intentionally before Desmond came up with his big hit against Jeremy Affeldt (1-1) in the 10th.

``We're only going to go as far as our starting pitching will take us,' Affeldt said. ``The way they are keeping us in ballgames and giving us a chance to win is huge.'

Buster Posey hit a tying RBI single for San Francisco in the eighth. Marco Scutaro went 0 for 3 with two walks, ending his 19-game hitting streak. He flied out to deep left to end the game.

``We played well again today,' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ``Really it was their defense in the eighth that won the game. They made nice plays on Pence and Belt. We ran into a well-pitched game.'

Both teams failed to muster much offense in a nice pitchers' duel between Gio Gonzalez of the Nationals and Bumgarner.

``It's never easy to give it up like that but I think we'll be OK,' Bumgarner said. ``They have a good team over there and they have as good a shot as anybody to be there in October.'

Gonzalez was charged with one run and four hits over 7 1-3 innings, throwing a season-high 116 pitches.

Harper said he was excited about facing Bumgarner.

``The kid is unbelievable,' Harper said. ``He's one of the best I've faced all year. He's a tough match up for me. It was a lot of fun facing him.'

NOTES: Attendance at AT&T Park reached 1,040,301 for the season in home game No. 25. ... RHP Tim Lincecum (3-3, 4.70 ERA) starts Friday's game for the Giants against the Colorado Rockies. ... Giants INF Pablo Sandoval was not in the starting lineup because of an illness. ... Giants 1B Brandon Belt felt tightness in his back and did not start. ... The Giants are 4-4 in extra-inning games. Giants OF Andres Torres had two doubles.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Nationals at Giants
Mon, May 20 Final 0 to 8
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Nationals at Giants
Tue, May 21 Final 2 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Nationals at Giants
Wed, May 22 Final 2 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 WAS  +135   -175   6.5 
 SFO  -145   +155   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 WAS  +140   -165   6.5 
 SFO  -155   +145   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 WAS  52%   55%   65% 
 SFO  48%   45%   35% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 May 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 2 Under: 6 
 SFO 4 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 May 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 WAS 0 Push: 8 
 SFO 8 Cover: +100 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Wednesday, May 22
 
    Twins at Braves
12:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Brewers
1:10 PM EDT
    Reds at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Athletics at Rangers
2:05 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Rockies
3:10 PM EDT
    Nationals at Giants
3:45 PM EDT
    Rays at Blue Jays
4:35 PM EDT
    Yankees at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Angels
7:05 PM EDT
    Cubs at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Phillies at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Red Sox at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Royals at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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